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UPM joins Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative to enhance sustainability in its supply chainsSystem Account2018-07-05T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 5 July 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - UPM has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS), a chemical industry initiative that promotes and improves sustainability practises within its supply chains. By joining the initiative the member companies share a wide coverage of supplier data, such as audit reports and sustainability assessments performed by independent experts. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;UPM's traditional businesses are having high exposure to chemical industry supply chain, not only on chemical raw materials but also on equipment and services.&quot; says <b class="hugin">Ilkka Nurmi, </b>Senior Vice President, UPM Sourcing. &quot;While UPM is not a chemical company, we actively work on portfolio transformation and have a great growth potential in biofuels and biochemicals businesses where we are heavily entering the arena of chemistry&quot;, he continues. </p> <p class="hugin">TfS has established a standard approach for evaluating and improving the sustainabilty performance of suppliers. Evaluation covers key areas such as environmental impact, health and safety, labour and human rights as well as management and governance. The assessments and audits benefit both members and suppliers, who only go through the process once and avoid multiple assessments by different customers. <br class="hugin">&quot;We welcome UPM to the TfS Initiative and look forward to working together on our shared vision of improving supply chain sustainability. UPM brings a strong track record in sustainability to the membership base as well as the ambition to work on sustainability together with the TfS members,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Rüdiger Eberhard</b>, TfS President and Senior Vice President, Head of Procurement (CPO) Evonik Industries.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Responsible sourcing has been high on UPM's agenda for years and we have already done a lot of work to ensure the sustainability of our supply chains. However, the global supply networks are so complex that it's necessary to pool the resources so that everyone can have access for a wider range of supplier sustainability information. This efficiency will enable focus on sustainability improvements in the supply chains. This is what TfS is all about&quot; Nurmi tells. &quot;We are looking forward to start working together with the other TfS members to further develop the initiative, and to make our global supply chains even more sustainable,&quot; Ilkka Nurmi concludes.</p> <p class="hugin">More on TfS initiative&#58;&#160;<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//tfs-initiative.com/" target="_blank">https&#58;//tfs-initiative.com/</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Ilkka Nurmi, SVP, UPM Sourcing, tel. +358400287355</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">About Together for Sustainability (TfS) </b><br class="hugin">TfS AISBL is a joint initiative of chemical companies for sustainable supply chains. It was founded in 2011 to develop and implement a global program to assess, audit and improve sustainability practices within the supply chains of the chemical industry. Currently it has 20 member companies worldwide and intends to grow globally. TfS is a partner company of Cefic. The TfS Initiative strives to achieve mutual benefits for both its member companies and their suppliers. In doing so, social and environmental conditions are to be continuously improved for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders, including employees, neighborhoods, local communities and society as a whole. TfS consists of an assessment and an audit process. TfS members can individually and independently apply these processes for their sustainable sourcing activities. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.tfs-initiative.com" target="_blank">http&#58;//www.tfs-initiative.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
Advanced biofuels recognised as a fast-track option for transport decarbonisationMinna Kumpu, Tulus Oy2018-06-20T10:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 20 June 2018 at 10&#58;00 EET) - European institutions have come to an initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive. UPM Biofuels welcomes the agreement as it creates an&#160;obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, the world's first to produce wood-based renewable diesel&#160;on a&#160;commercial scale, has proven the potential as a significant producer of truly sustainable advanced biofuels. UPM BioVerno, which reduces GHG emissions up to 80% compared with fossil fuels, has found a solid market place. The agreement will further boost interest in the most sustainable biofuels and strengthens the position of advanced low-ILUC fuels, such as UPM BioVerno, that have minimal risk of causing indirect emissions or land use change,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels. </p> <p class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 5" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2200216/129053.jpg" alt="" style="margin-left&#58;0px;" /></p> <p class="hugin">UPM started operations at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery&#160;at the beginning of 2015. In the years since, UPM has established a strong position in advanced biofuels markets with special attention on product quality, high GHG and local emissions saving, and excellence in sustainability, including certification.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We welcome the fact that advanced biofuels are now recognised as a fast-track route&#160;to decarbonisation of transport across the EU. We also see that more and more countries are working on their national plans to decarbonise transport, and sustainable biofuels play an important role in achieving the Paris Agreement targets,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Director, Public Affairs, UPM. </p> <p class="hugin">For more information&#58; <br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com" target="_blank">sari.mannonen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Marko Janhunen</b>, Director, Public Affairs, UPM<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 50&#160;590 0047<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;marko.janhunen@upm.com" target="_blank">marko.janhunen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. <span class="baec5a81-e4d6-4674-97f3-e9220f0136c1" style="white-space&#58;nowrap;">+358 40 588 3284<a title="Call&#58; +358 40 588 3284" href="#" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;"><img title="Call&#58; +358 40 588 3284" alt="" style="margin&#58;0px;border&#58;currentcolor;left&#58;0px;top&#58;0px;width&#58;16px;height&#58;16px;right&#58;0px;bottom&#58;0px;overflow&#58;hidden;vertical-align&#58;middle;float&#58;none;display&#58;inline;white-space&#58;nowrap;position&#58;static !important;" /></a></span> <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
“Advanced Biofuels are the fast-track option to developing Europe’s bioeconomy and supporting transport decarbonization”, states UPM’s Marko Janhunen who continues as the Chair of Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB)Minna Kumpu, Tulus Oy2018-06-06T08:00:00Z<p>​Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels held its Annual Meeting in Brussels on June 5th, 2018 where representatives of 13 leading advanced biofuels companies gathered to discuss the status of policy developments and the state of play in the industry. Members unanimously re-elected <strong>Marko Janhunen</strong>, Director, Public Affairs of UPM as Chair of LSB for the upcoming year.<br><br>LSB was founded in 2012 to promote the uptake of advanced biofuels, and to support specific mandate for advanced biofuels in EU legislation.<br><br>“We welcome the fact that in the past years, advanced biofuels have been recognized as a fast-track option to decarbonize transport. At this very moment many countries are looking to outline their strategy for reaching the decarbonization targets set out by the Paris climate agreement and advanced biofuels can play a significant role in that”, states Marko Janhunen.<br><br>LSB welcomes the current policy discussions on RED2 and the proposed specific mandate for advanced biofuels, based on Annex IX part A. LSB considers such a measure necessary to create investor security, and to unleash the potential of the sector.<br><br>LSB’s members are committed to making a significant contribution to meeting the EU’s ambitions of decarbonizing the transport sector. Advanced biofuels bring multiple benefits in terms of CO2 reduction, investments, revenues for farmers and forestry, improved waste management practices, job creation and an increase in energy security.<br><br><br><strong>Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels</strong><br>LSB is a coalition of 13 leading advanced biofuel technology developers and producers committed to making a significant contribution to meeting the EU ambitions of decarbonizing the transport sector. Sustainable advanced biofuels are a fast track solution for decarbonizing transport. Advanced biofuels bring multiple benefits in terms of CO2 reduction, investments, revenues for farmers and forestry, improved waste management practices, job creation and an increase in energy security. <a href="http&#58;//www.sustainablebiofuelsleaders.com/">www.sustainablebiofuelsleaders.com</a><br><br><br><strong>UPM</strong><br>UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumers. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/">www.upm.com</a><br><br><span lang="EN-GB" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Follow UPM on</span> <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">LinkedIn</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Instagram</span></a><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"> </span>| <a href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">upmbiofore.com</span></a><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;"> </span>#UPM #biofore<br><br>&#160;<br><strong>UPM Biofuels</strong><br>UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a href="/">www.upmbiofuels.com</a><br><br>Follow UPM Biofuels on <a href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Twitter</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">Facebook</span></a> | <a href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo"><span lang="EN-US" style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">YouTube</span></a><br><img src="/PublishingImages/whats-new/lsb_members_june_2018.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;<br><br>&#160;<br> </p>GP0|#ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23;L0|#0ee3a8c1f-9811-4d10-aaa0-493f0ed07a23|Other news;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM presents the limitless opportunities of bioeconomy at the PulPaper 2018 exhibitionSystem Account2018-05-28T13:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 28 May 2018 at 13.00 EET) - UPM will attend the PulPaper 2018 exhibition in Helsinki 29-31 May 2018. The event is focused on the future with the theme of &quot;Visit tomorrow today&quot;. In an ever more digitalised world, the forest industry is developing new environmentally sound innovations and technologies. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The Biofore Gallery&quot; product exhibition on display at UPM's stand will demonstrate the many uses of renewable biomass. The new bioproduct innovations of circular economy include, among others, the renewable UPM BioVerno diesel fuel for transportation and UPM BioVerno naphtha that can be used for replacing fossil raw materials in bioplastics. UPM's wood-based biochemicals include GrowDex hydrogel suitable for cell culturing. Growdex can be used in the research and development of cancer treatments, </p> <p class="hugin">The product exhibition also introduces UPM's versatile specialty packaging materials&#58; labelstock, label papers and flexible packaging materials for labelling, packing and wrapping. In addition, UPM's new lignin-based WISA BioBond glue technology will be highlighted. In the new technology, 50% of the fossil-based phenol in plywood production has been replaced with bio-based lignin obtained as a residue of pulp production.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">An exciting, innovation-driven and sustainable future</b></p> <p class="hugin">Of the seven UPM presentations, five will be held at the Future Square free of charge for the exhibition visitors, and two will be paid seminars. President and CEO <b class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen</b> will address the transformation of the forest industry as the keynote speaker at the Business Forum seminar on Tuesday. </p> <p class="hugin">In other presentations, UPM will discuss, for example, how it is going to answer the growing consumer demand caused by population growth with sustainable and safe solutions. Technological development offers limitless opportunities for businesses to innovate products that meet the challenges set by global megatrends, such as climate change, urbanisation and resource scarcity.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Focusing on future professionals on the third day of exhibition</b></p> <p class="hugin">On Thursday, 31 May the exhibition will focus on young people and students. As the baby boomers retire, new job positions will open up throughout the forest industry. UPM requires a new kind of expertise especially in chemical industries and new businesses.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM will also present the UPM Bioforce Graduate trainee programme focusing on the skills requirements of the future. The trainees chosen for the programme will work in different positions in various countries in which UPM operates. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM presentations at the PulPaper 2018 exhibition</b></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Tuesday, 29 May </b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">12&#58;35 EET, Business Forum. Paid event.</b><br class="hugin">KEYNOTE&#58; The turnaround story of the forest industry <br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Jussi Pesonen, CEO, UPM </i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Wednesday, 30 May</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">13&#58;30 EET, Pulpaper Conference. Paid event.</b><br class="hugin">Business case&#58; Renewable biofuels as fast track in reducing transport emissions<br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels </i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">9&#58;30-9&#58;50 EET, Future Square. Free event.</b><br class="hugin">Responsibility is good business<br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">11&#58;10-11&#58;30 EET, Future Square. Free event. </b><br class="hugin">UPM Biochemicals - Limitless potential of bioeconomy <br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Pia Nilsson, Senior Manager, Business Development, UPM Biochemicals</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">13&#58;20-13&#58;40 EET, Future Square. Free event.</b><br class="hugin">Aiming higher with Biofore&#58; UPM Kymi to be the world-class pulp mill <br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Jyri Kylmälä, General Manager, UPM Kymi pulp mill</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Thursday, 31 May</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">10&#58;30-11&#58;20 EET, Future Square. Free event.</b><br class="hugin">Panel Discussion&#58; Future competence needs in the bioforestry industry<br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Sari Hörkkö, Director, UPM Pulp, Stakeholder relations</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">13&#58;00-13&#58;45 EET, Future Square. Free event.</b><br class="hugin">Starting a career with a trainee programme <br class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Ninni Pasanen, Bioforce Trainee, Sales Europe, UPM Pulp</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For more information, please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, Environment and Responsibility, UPM, tel. +358 40&#160;580 0910<br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345<br class="hugin">Sari Hörkkö, Director, UPM Pulp, Stakeholder relations, tel +358 40&#160;701 5901<br class="hugin">Pia Nilsson, Senior Manager, Business Development, UPM Biochemicals, tel. +358 40&#160;558 7829</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Communication Papers and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a> #UPM #biofore</p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">PulPaper 2018 </b><br class="hugin">The theme of the leading international conference in the forest industry - Visit tomorrow today - is focused on the future. PulPaper conference programme topics include circular economy, 3D printing, bioeconomy, climate change, digitalisation, and the opportunities offered by industrial internet. Companies will present practical examples to illustrate their visions. The presentations are mainly held in English. Two other events will also be held at the same time as PulPaper - the new Wood &amp; Bioenergy Conference and PacTec, a major event for the packaging and material handling industry. The admission to the event is free of charge - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.pulpaper.fi" target="_blank">www.pulpaper.fi</a> #pulpaper2018</p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels gains the world's first RSB low indirect land use change (ILUC) risk certification for its feedstocks System Account2018-04-24T13:03:21Z<p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">&#160;&#160;</b><br class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 24 April 2018 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels' continuous efforts for a more sustainable supply chain and operations has been recognized by the world's first RSB (Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials) low ILUC (indirect land use change) risk certification. The certificate was received for crude tall oil, the feedstock used for UPM BioVerno renewable fuels production at the Lappeenranta Biorefinery in Finland, and for UPM's cultivation of the Brassica carinata oil crop in Uruguay. </p> <p class="hugin">The RSB low ILUC risk certification is an additional proof of sustainability for UPM Biofuels, showing that the company's use of crude tall oil and Brassica carinata oil for biofuels production has a low risk of causing indirect emissions elsewhere. The low ILUC risk RSB certification places UPM Biofuels' raw materials, crude tall oil and Brassica carinata oil in the category of most sustainable feedstocks.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2186614/127727.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Brassica carinata oil from UPM Biofuels' feedstock production in Uruguay has a low risk of causing indirect land use change emissions when used for biofuels production.</i></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are honoured to receive this first of a kind low ILUC recognition for our feeds. It gives further third party proof of UPM Biofuels' commitment to produce top of the line sustainable biofuels and biomaterials for our customers,&quot; comments <b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2186614/127728.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery uses crude tall oil, a wood-based residue of pulp production, for making advanced biofuels</i>.</p> <p class="hugin">Crude tall oil (CTO) is a residue of pulp production originating in sustainable forestry. The new low ILUC risk certification process, a voluntary addition to RSB certification, has confirmed that the amount of CTO required by UPM BioVerno for production can be used without diverting it from other uses.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">The secondary cropping concept for Brassica carinata, a non-edible oilseed crop grown outside the main cultivation period, has been tested and developed by UPM Biofuels in Uruguay. This new certification verifies that Brassica carinata oil from UPM Biofuels' feedstock production in Uruguay has a low risk of causing indirect land use change emissions when used for biofuels production.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The RSB is proud to count UPM among the visionary biofuel producers that are not only RSB certified for their wood-based biofuels in Lappeenranta, Finland and Brassica carinata cultivation in Uruguay, but have now received the world's first RSB low ILUC risk certification. This shows that their biofuels have not only achieved the requirements of our rigorous standard for sustainability, they have also been verified under this module, meaning they have minimal or zero risk of indirect impacts - such as deforestation or increased food prices - elsewhere in the world. With reduced greenhouse gas emissions which meet the highest standards of sustainability and transparency, as well as demonstrating the lowest impacts on nature and food production, these are the biofuels of the future!&quot; says <b class="hugin">Rolf Hogan</b>, Executive Director of RSB. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB is one of the world's most trusted, valued and peer-reviewed standards for biomaterials. It is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. Additionally, RSB's is the first standard to utilise a low ILUC-risk module&#160; for biomass certification. UPM Biofuels' production has been evaluated against this low ILUC requirement, EU RED criteria and the 12 RSB principles, which have been approved by their many stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">More information&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Maiju Helin, Head of Sustainability and Market Development, UPM Biofuels<br class="hugin">Tel. +358 50&#160;325 6046, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;maiju.helin@upm.com" target="_blank">maiju.helin@upm.com</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RSB</b><br class="hugin">The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) is a global, multi stakeholder independent&#160;organisation&#160;that drives the development of a new world bioeconomy through sustainability solutions, certification, innovation, and collaborative partnerships.&#160;It provides tools and solutions&#160;that mitigate business risk and contribute to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals - and RSB has one of the world's most trusted, peer-reviewed, global certification standard for sustainable biomaterials, biofuels and biomass production.<br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rsb.org" target="_blank">www.rsb.org</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels enters the bioplastics market with new partnersSystem Account2018-03-14T13:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 14 March 2018 at 13&#58;00 EET) - UPM is committed to creating value from sustainable bioinnovations. In addition to renewable diesel, the UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery produces renewable naphtha - an excellent raw material for bioplastics. It can be transformed into renewable resins needed to create bioplastics, e.g. for the packaging industry.</p> <p class="hugin">Choosing the right packaging solution can make a big difference. Beverage cartons have the lowest CO<sub class="hugin" style="vertical-align&#58;baseline;font-size&#58;0.8em;">2</sub> footprint among liquid food packaging today. Now even the plastic coating of cartons can be wood-based - using renewable polyethylene reduces the footprint further.&#160; </p> <p class="hugin">Elopak, Norway-based company supplying 15 billion cartons around the world each year, joined forces with UPM Biofuels and Dow to offer 100% renewable cartons that are both recyclable and responsibly sourced. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Every tonne of UPM's wood-based naphtha that Dow converts into bioplastics reduces one tonne of fossil raw materials used. The sustainability of the entire value chain is verified with ISCC PLUS certification,&quot; explains <b class="hugin">Sari Mannonen</b>, Vice President, UPM Biofuels.</p> <p class="hugin">Creating a 100% wood-based carton has been a great example of collaboration across the value chain to find sustainable solutions.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2176118/126570.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin">&quot;In Elopak we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our packages. Thanks to our partnership with Dow and UPM Biofuels, we can now substitute the fossil-based polyethylene with a 100% wood-based solution - and we are able make fully renewable cartons without compromising quality,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Kristian Hall</b>, Director of Corporate Environment at Elopak.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM Biofuels is one of the few renewable naphtha producers in the world. &quot;We are very excited and proud of this collaboration and ability to offer a high quality wood-based raw material to replace fossil raw materials in packaging,&quot; concludes Mannonen.</p> <p class="hugin">Learn more about 100% wood-based cartons&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//youtu.be/CQ2lq3B0C4U" target="_blank">link to a video</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sari Mannonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels, tel. +358 45&#160;265 1345, <br class="hugin">e-mail&#58;sari.mannonen@upm.com</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><u class="hugin">Follow UPM on </u><a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Elopak<br class="hugin"> </b>Elopak is an international supplier of paper based packaging solutions for liquid food. Based in Norway, and wholly owned by the Ferd Group (one of Norway's largest privately owned industrial groups) Elopak is continually developing its packaging expertise to match the changing demands for packaged food.<br class="hugin">60 years of continuous expansion and growth, sees a truly global corporation operating on every continent. With in-depth penetration through a network of market units and associates in<i class="hugin">&#160;</i>more than 40 countries plus customers in over 80, the Elopak Group seeks to bring its international expertise and product technology to new markets. Today, Elopak is a leading global supplier of packaging solutions to the fresh dairy and juice industries.&#160;<a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.elopak.com/" target="_blank">www.elopak.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Dow</b><br class="hugin">The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that enable it to address complex global issues. Dow's market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont (NYSE&#58; DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.dow.com" target="_blank">www.dow.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM studies opportunities for developing its biofuels business by starting an environmental impact assessment in Kotka, FinlandSystem Account2018-02-05T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 5 February 2018 at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM is studying biofuels development opportunities by starting an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a possible biorefinery in Mussalo, Kotka, in south-eastern Finland. The study of a possible Kotka Biorefinery is in the very early stages and the EIA process normally takes approximately one year.</p> <p class="hugin">EU and national policies on biofuels will also play an important role in the final assessment of the possible investment. </p> <p class="hugin">The EIA study states that the proposed second UPM biorefinery would use a different raw material base and technology than in the current UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery. The Kotka Biorefinery would produce approximately 500,000 tonnes of advanced biofuels for transportation, made from several renewable and sustainable feedstocks. &#160;</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are looking into the use of several new feedstocks that fulfil sustainability criteria, such as wood residues and other sustainable wastes and residues. In addition to this in Uruguay we are testing a winter cropping concept with Brassica carinata for biofuels' raw material. Oil from turnip rape-related carinata would be one of the possible raw materials for the Kotka Biorefinery,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen</b>, Vice President of UPM Biofuels Development. </p> <p class="hugin">The environmental impact assessment started by UPM in February is a legal preventive environmental policy procedure. EIA studies the execution of alternatives, environmental impacts and the possibility of minimising harmful impacts - as well as the opinions of various stakeholders on all these areas.</p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="353" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2166021/125736.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM has started an environmental impact assessment of a possible biorefinery for Mussalo, Kotka, in Finland. </i><i class="hugin">The proposed site is in the area of a dismantled power plant formerly run by the Pohjolan Voima energy company.</i></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Petri Kukkonen, Vice President, UPM Biofuels Development, tel. +358 40 592 7440, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;petri.kukkonen@upm.com" target="_blank">petri.kukkonen@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and the production technologies used by UPM are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM receives RobecoSAM's Industry Mover distictionSystem Account2018-02-01T13:30:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 1 February 2018 at 13&#58;30 EET) -&#160; UPM has been listed in the RobecoSAM's Sustainability Yearbook 2018 with the Gold Class and Industry Mover distinctions. The company that has achieved the largest proportional improvement in its sustainability performance compared to the previous year is named the RobecoSAM Industry Mover.&#160; RobecoSAM awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance. </p> <p class="hugin"><img alt="" class="hugin" height="150" id="Picture 2" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2165390/125674.jpg" width="627" /></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Aris Prepoudis</b>, CEO, RobecoSAM&#58; &quot;I congratulate UPM whole heartedly for being awarded a Gold Class medal and recognized as Industry Mover in The Sustainability Yearbook 2018. The companies included in the Yearbook are the world's most sustainable companies in their industry and are moving the ESG needle in ways that will help us realise the UN's Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.&quot; </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;This award makes us at the same time extremely proud and humble,&quot; <b class="hugin">Sami Lundgren</b>, VP, UPM Environment and Responsibility says smiling. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We are proud of the positive steps we have taken in each area of responsibility, and are, of course, pleased that those actions have promoted us in the Gold class and especially among the Industry Movers,&quot; Sami continues. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;Our Aiming higher culture and purpose to create value by seizing the limitless potential of bioeconomy push us to work even harder,&quot; Sami says. </p> <p class="hugin">The UN's 2030 Sustainable Development Goals are strongly guiding UPM in all of its operations. As of 2016 we have been a member of UN Global Compact LEAD, which is a unique leadership platform within the UN Global Compact that strongly promotes the integration of sustainability into business strategies. </p> <p class="hugin">&quot;We have a great network of the most sustainably advanced companies across geographical regions and industry sectors to discuss and share best practices with,&quot; Sami concludes.</p> <p class="hugin">The Sustainability Yearbook awards companies for their excellent sustainability performance as determined by their score in <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.robecosam.com/en/sustainability-insights/about-sustainability/corporate-sustainability-assessment/index.jsp" target="_blank">RobecoSAM's annual Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA).</a><br class="hugin">Read more on the 2018 edition of RobecoSAM's <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http&#58;//mail.robecosam.com/u/nrd.php?p%3DX9WJpGOdYF_413_1200470_2_75%26ems_l%3D1071712&amp;data=02%7c01%7ck109905%40mgd.upm.com%7c5b5bb4efe35a4e0d0a4e08d5693915fb%7c9eab37f091c647e39c00fe8544bd272e%7c1%7c0%7c636530616259786657&amp;sdata=sjPyGwuLxXYcB3KLFfY6gf7JF6irCMVlzV2GxZ3foSE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">The Sustainability Yearbook</a>. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin">Sami Lundgren, Vice President, UPM, Environment and Responsibility, tel. +358 40&#160;580 0910.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumer demand. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,100 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels and ZERO environmental organisation cooperate to promote green shift in transportation and petrochemical industryAnneli Kunnas, UPM2018-01-22T11:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 22 January 2018 at 11&#58;00 EET)&#160;- UPM Biofuels and the Zero Emission Resource Organisation have started cooperation in promoting green shift in the transport and petrochemicals sectors. The work focuses on creating a predictable long term operating environment for sustainable, advanced biofuels&#160; to enable climate change mitigation in transport with renewable fuels. </p> <p class="hugin">The cooperation also aims to enhance knowledge of sustainable fossil-free bioproducts, such as bioplastics, as an important climate solution for example in the packaging and labelling industries. The work is conducted through continuous dialogue with policy officials and decision makers to promote the transition towards a wider bioeconomy.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;ZERO is a Norwegian environmental organisation that focuses on greenhouse gas reduction through promotion of new technologies enabling emission-free energy solutions without harming the environment. ZERO and UPM Biofuels share the same vision and therefore we see great value in this cooperation,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Kåre Gunnar </b><b class="hugin">Fløystad</b> from ZERO.</p> <p class="hugin">UPM and ZERO support advanced biofuels and sustainable bioproducts, which considerably reduce greenhouse gas emissions during their lifecycle from raw material to end product when compared to fossil fuels and products.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The cooperation with ZERO is a great opportunity to jointly promote sustainable low-emission solutions for the transport and petrochemical sectors, and support the transition towards both circular and bioeconomy. Wood-based UPM BioVerno renewable diesel and naphtha are great examples of drop-in fuels replacing fossil fuels and significantly reducing both greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Head of Sustainability and Market Development at UPM Biofuels. &quot;UPM's wood-based naphtha also works well as a feedstock for bioplastics and other biomaterials production.&quot;</p> <p class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2162727/125289.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">UPM and ZERO started cooperation in Oslo to promote green shift in the transport and petrochemical sectors. UPM's Markku Purmonen (left), Sari Mannonen and Maiju Helin together with ZERO's Kåre Gunnar Fløystad,&#160;Anders Tangen,&#160;Anne Marit Melbye and Kristin Brenna.</i></p> <p class="hugin">There is an urgent need for various climate solutions. Sustainable development is all about gradual change towards a cleaner climate, and renewable sources of energy and sustainable production methods are key in reducing our ecological footprint. As changes in infrastructure, production systems and consumer behaviour are slow, policy support needs to have a clear direction and continuity. UPM is committed to growing its sustainable product offering for various sectors and therefore engages with civil society to promote the change towards environmental friendly bioeconomy.&#160;&#160; </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Maiju Helin</b>, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Market Development, UPM Biofuels, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;maiju.helin@upm.com" target="_blank">maiju.helin@upm.com</a>, tel. +358 50&#160;325 6046<br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Kåre Gunnar Fløystad</b>, Head of Policy and Research, ZERO, e-mail&#58; <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;kare.gunnar.floystad@zero.no" target="_blank">kare.gunnar.floystad@zero.no</a>,&#160;tel. +47&#160;95 180&#160;221</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">UPM leads the forest-based bioindustry into a sustainable, innovation-driven and exciting future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. UPM provides sustainable and safe solutions to the growing global consumption. Products are made of renewable and recyclable materials. The group employs around 19,300 people worldwide and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">ZERO</b><br class="hugin">Zero Emission Resource Organisation (ZERO) is an independent, non-profit NGO dedicated primarily to developing and promoting solutions to global warming. Our approach is scientifically founded and aimed towards constructive solutions, both technological and political, favouring dialogue and positive influence over conflict and protests. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.zero.no/" target="_blank">www.zero.no</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow ZERO&#58; <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/zeronorge" target="_blank">Twitter</a> </p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx
UPM Biofuels receives Uruguay's first RSB sustainability certification for biofuel feedstockMirja Kemppi, UPM2018-01-15T14:00:00Z<p class="hugin">(UPM, Helsinki, 15 January 2018 at 14&#58;00 EET) - UPM Biofuels has received a sustainability certificate for the cultivation of the Brassica carinata crop - a new feedstock for biofuel production - in Uruguay. The RSB (The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials) certification in biofuel feedstock production complements UPM Biofuels' existing sustainability certifications like ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) and RSB certifications for its UPM BioVerno biofuel production.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;RSB certification acknowledges our strong commitment to sustainability in all operations, now also in biofuel feedstock production with local farmers. This is also the first RSB certificate in Uruguay and creates new sustainable practices for agriculture,&quot; says <b class="hugin">Liisa Ranta</b>, Manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development. </p> <p class="hugin">RSB is one of the European Commission's approved voluntary schemes, which can be used to show compliance with the EU Renewable Energy Directive's sustainability criteria. In addition to EU RED criteria, the sustainability of biofuels is evaluated against 12 principles which have been approved by a wide variety of stakeholders, including NGOs and UN agencies. In addition to greenhouse gas savings compared to fossil fuels, RSB principles cover biodiversity, human rights and environmental and social responsibility throughout the value chain.</p> <p class="hugin">&quot;The RSB commends UPM for its continued commitment to producing sustainable biofuel. They have demonstrated leadership in the sector being the first to receive RSB certification for the production of biofuel from woodbased feedstocks and are now leading the way in Uruguay with their Brassica carinata certification. This results in reduced greenhouse gas emissions while meeting the highest standards of sustainability and transparency, &quot; says <b class="hugin">Rolf Hogan</b>, the RSB's Executive Director.</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin"><img width="627" height="353" class="hugin" id="Picture 1" src="https&#58;//hugin.info/165629/I/2161388/125126.jpg" alt="" /></b></p> <p class="hugin"><i class="hugin">Brassica carinata winter cropping in Paysandu, Uruguay.</i></p> <p class="hugin">Brassica carinata is an oilseed crop specially designed for sustainable production of biofuels. UPM Biofuels has been developing and testing a new type of biofuel feedstock concept by growing Brassica carinata as a secondary crop in South America. The crop works well in the climatic and agricultural conditions of Uruguay and&#160;has been&#160;tested by local farmers. Brassica carinata cultivation adds value to their use of existing agricultural land as it will be used productively also in winter. </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">For further information please contact&#58;</b><br class="hugin"><b class="hugin">Liisa Ranta</b>, Manager, Sustainability, UPM Biofuels Development, tel. +358 40 582 9338</p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM, Media Relations </b><br class="hugin">Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00 EET<br class="hugin">tel. +358 40 588 3284 <br class="hugin"><a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;media@upm.com" target="_blank">media@upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">RSB certification</b><br class="hugin">The RSB is valued and peer-reviewed organization that offers advisory, membership and certification services for sustainable biomaterials on a global scale. The RSB, its member network, partnerships and certified projects represent best practice in sustainability and promote the development of a healthy bioeconomy. <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.rsb.org/" target="_blank">www.rsb.org</a><br class="hugin">For further information please contact Rolf Hogan - Executive Director of the RSB, <a class="hugin" href="mailto&#58;rolf.hogan@rsb.org" target="_blank">rolf.hogan@rsb.org</a> </p> <p class="hugin">Follow RSB on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/rsb_org" target="_blank">Twitter</a> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/rsb.org/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/2640706/" target="_blank">Linked In</a> </p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM Biofuels</b><br class="hugin">UPM plans to become a major player in high quality, advanced biofuels for transport. Biofuels are an essential part of the Biofore strategy. The innovative wood-based biofuels developed by the company and their production technologies are part of a sustainable future. UPM's biofuels are frontrunners in quality, usability and sustainability. They will significantly decrease greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions compared to fossil fuels. <a class="hugin" href="/" target="_blank">www.upmbiofuels.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM Biofuels on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_Biofuels" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPM-Biopolttoaineet-328642547332048/" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJwXrjw5FtwHDcos7UjxvktVuYXNfMkWo" target="_blank">YouTube</a></p> <p class="hugin"><b class="hugin">UPM</b><br class="hugin">Through the renewing of the bio and forest industries, UPM is building a sustainable future across six business areas&#58; UPM Biorefining, UPM Energy, UPM Raflatac, UPM Specialty Papers, UPM Paper ENA and UPM Plywood. Our products are made of renewable raw materials and are recyclable. We serve customers worldwide. The group employs around 19,300 people and its annual sales are approximately EUR 10 billion. UPM shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. UPM - The Biofore Company - <a class="hugin" href="http&#58;//www.upm.com/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">www.upm.com</a></p> <p class="hugin">Follow UPM on <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//twitter.com/UPM_News" target="_blank">Twitter</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.linkedin.com/company/upm-kymmene" target="_blank">LinkedIn</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.facebook.com/UPMGlobal" target="_blank">Facebook</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/user/upmdotcom" target="_blank">YouTube</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.instagram.com/upmbiofore/" target="_blank">Instagram</a> | <a class="hugin" href="https&#58;//www.upmbiofore.com/" target="_blank">upmbiofore.com</a></p> GP0|#81853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299;L0|#081853a22-b160-4cb3-8242-e79183473299|Press release;GTSet|#755a91e0-667c-4344-8c43-ca8420eb841faspx